🏦 CR7 beats Messi by $1m to be crowned as Forbes' highest-paid footballer in 2020
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🏦 CR7 beats Messi by $1m to be crowned as Forbes' highest-paid footballer in 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo's 2020 earnings place him fifth on Forbes' celebrity rich list and make him the first billionaire footballer in history. 

Ronaldo's $105m pre-tax earnings place him fourth on Forbes' celebrity rich list, incidentally, a chart that is topped by Kylie Jenner who netted a cool $590m for the year. CR7 is only the third athlete in history to hit career earnings of a $1bn after Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather.

🌟 2020 Forbes celebrity rich list

  • 🕶 Kylie Jenner: $590m
  • 👟 Kanye West: $170m
  • 🎾 Roger Federer: $106m
  • ⚽️ Cristiano Ronaldo: $105m
  • ⚽️ Lionel Messi: $104m
  • 🎥 Tyler Perry: $97m
  • ⚽️ Neymar: $95.5m
  • 📻 Howard Stern: $90m
  • 🏀 LeBron James: $88.2
  • 🗿 Dwayne Johnson: $87.5

🔑 Key points

  • Cristiano Ronaldo made a total of $105m in the 2019-20 season, making him the top-earning footballer in the world.
  • Lionel Messi came in second with $104m, Neymar third with $95.5m & Mohamed Salah 4th with $35.1m. 
  • Roger Federer was the top-earning sportsperson overall having made $106.m pre-tax in 2020.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's long-standing rivalry is clearly one that's battled on and off the pitch with the iconic pair contending with their status not only as footballers but global celebrities too.